Ultimate spaghetti carbonara served in a bowl

Creamy pasta recipes

What's more comforting after a long day than a bowl of creamy pasta? Versatile, filling and easy to prepare, take a look at our best-rated recipes.

569 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve up this creamy quick dish for a last minute dinner party and impress veggie friends.

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
526 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Discover how to make superb spaghetti carbonara. This cheesy pasta dish is an Italian favourite and with the right technique, you can make it perfect every time

35 mins
Easy
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321 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Take a fresh look at broccoli with this creamy pasta bake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
280 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A quick and creamy carbonara-style tagliatelle that showcases delicious courgettes contrasted with cream and pancetta

30 mins
Easy
48 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make this creamy mushroom pasta dish on days when you need a big bowl of comfort. Cream, parmesan, white wine, lemon zest and parsley make this a rich and flavourful dinner 

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
184 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

If you usually serve beef stroganoff with rice, try it with pappardelle pasta instead - it works beautifully with the creamy sauce

30 mins
Easy
151 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use up the leftovers in your fridge with this hearty family supper dish

30 mins
Easy
150 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Creamy pasta needn't be off the menu when you're watching your weight - this one's low-fat

30 mins
Easy
104 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This rich, luxurious one pan supper is stunningly simple to make and ready in under 25 minutes

23 mins
Easy
204 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This perfect baked macaroni cheese recipe comes with a creamy cheese sauce, a hint of mustard and uses leftover French stick for its crunchy topping

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
96 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Nothing is as comforting as a rich creamy lasagne and the sweet, earthy flavours of this veggie classic are well worth the effort

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
81 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Keep the kids happy with this easy, low-fat recipe that's ready in under half an hour

25 mins
Easy
73 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

The perfect summer comfort food - classic macaroni cheese with extra veggies and herbs

30 mins
Easy
82 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

30 mins
Easy
85 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make a change from pasta with this Italian-style midweek meal

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
127 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Satisfy your comfort food cravings with this cheap and simple creamy pasta dish with chunks of ham and crunchy veg

30 mins
Easy
60 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This is a super-fast, filling meal for busy midweek winter nights - it's great with smoked haddock too

30 mins
Easy
65 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Grab some Italian pesto and greens from your storecupboard and rustle up this pot - penne or fusilli work well

20 mins
Easy
46 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Add a few special ingredients to this simple pasta sauce and you have an impressive meal for friends in just 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
90 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

No need to choose between tangy tomato or creamy cheese sauce – this easy bake, with turkey mince and mascarpone, has the best of both

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
46 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This comforting and creamy family pasta bake is given a makeover by adding roasted squash

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
71 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This delicious recipe is ready in a flash yet special enough to serve friends too. Add fresh crab and sliced red chilli for a treat

20 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Melting fontina cheese, rich truffle oil and a creamy squash and Parmesan sauce turn these stuffed pasta shells into an indulgent dinner

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Invite some friends over and wow them with this delectable, creamy dish

40 mins
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